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Allergies: The Unbearable Sniffing, Sneezing and Drainage

My name is Marilyn Baker, and I have horrible allergies. I’m 42 years old and have been suffering from allergies since I was a child. I have seasonal and environmental allergies. Allergies plague me year round. When I was young, my parents even moved to a dryer area in the hope of helping me. Over the past eight years, I have done extensive research both through doctors and online. I have managed to come up with some combinations that have helped me a great deal. My allergies aren’t gone, but they have become manageable. I do have to have allergy shots, but I also use some natural remedies. I am happy to be able to share my findings with you here on my blog. I hope you can find some of this of value.

Allergies: The Unbearable Sniffing, Sneezing and Drainage

Caring for Your Hearing Aids: What You Should Know

by Clifton Davidson

When you begin wearing hearing aids, the whole process can seem challenging and confusing. And the idea of maintaining or caring for your hearing aids can be a complete mystery. In order for your hearing aids to function properly and give you the best hearing aid experience, caring for your hearing aids is essential. Get to know some of the steps that you should take to care for your hearing aids.

Clean Hearing Aids Regularly

One of the most important things that you can do to care for your hearing aids is to clean them regularly. To do this, wipe them off with a clean, soft cloth. Ideally, you should wipe off your hearing aids every day when you take them out. This will help to remove dirt, wax, and other grime from the hearing aids, preventing buildup and clogs that could affect the functionality of your hearing aids and degrade them over time.

Check the Batteries Frequently

Hearing aid batteries do not have particularly long lifespans. Most function well for about a week or two (sometimes longer). However, the only way to be sure of how your battery is doing is to test it. Get a hearing aid battery tester, and check your batteries about once or twice a week. You want your batteries at full strength or close to it. Otherwise, your hearing aids will not be performing at their highest levels, and you might have difficulty hearing well. 

Have Hearing Aids Professionally Cleaned

As much as you can care for your hearing aids at home, it is also important to have your hearing aids professionally checked and cleaned once in a while. Take your hearing aids in to hearing health professionals two to three times per year. A professional cleaning can include changing out the wax guard or filter, checking the batteries and other components, and giving your hearing aids the overall tune-up that they need every once in a while to operate at 100 percent. Without these professional cleanings, you might miss something that is negatively affecting the functionality of your hearing aids.

Now that you know a few of the ways that you can properly care for your hearing aids, you can be sure that you are doing what you can to keep your hearing aids in the best condition possible going forward.

For more information about hearing aids, contact companies like Abingdon Falls Plaza Hearing Center.